ERIC Number: EJ1038444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Brief Report: An Evaluation of TAGteach Components to Decrease Toe-Walking in a 4-Year-Old Child with Autism
Persicke, Angela; Jackson, Marianne; Adams, Amanda N.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n4 p965-968 Apr 2014
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of using a modified "TAGteach"™ procedure and correction to decrease toe-walking in a 4-year-old boy with autism. Two conditions were analyzed: correction alone and correction with an audible conditioned reinforcing stimulus. Correction alone produced minimal and inconsistent decreases in toe-walking but correction with an audible conditioned stimulus proved most effective in reducing this behavior. This has implications for decreasing toe-walking in other children with autism and may be easily used by teachers and parents.
Descriptors: Autism, Auditory Stimuli, Positive Reinforcement, Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills
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